CA+D Presents: Designophile


We joined architect/artist Andrea Ponsi, from Florence, Italy, and a group of friends and colleagues on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Hennessy + Ingalls bookstore in Santa Monica. Mr. Ponsi’s lovely new book is a collection of musings on, and illustrations of, one our all-time favorite places: San Francisco.    

This Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 3-4:30pm at Hennessey + Ingalls Santa Monica, Andrea Ponsi will sign his new book, “San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions.” Ponsi’s illustrations unravel the multifaceted beauty of one of America’s favorite cities.

Snyder Diamond, the venerable designer kitchen and bath company of Southern California, transformed its Santa Monica showroom into a showcase for the senses on October 18, 2014. Luminaries of the design and architecture community joined in celebrating president Russ Diamond on the company’s remarkable 65 years in business. Tableaus of top-of-the-line cooking ranges and polished bath vignettes were transformed into a spectacular music-revue floor show complete with classic, jazz and rock bands,… Read More

WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR 2014 is here! Noted design experts, architects and industry leaders will participate in a series of design-themed panels taking place at the WestEdge™ Design Fair, October 16-19, 2014, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. The panels are open to the public: Thomas Lavin, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Christopher Farr and Russ Diamond will participate in “Built to Last: Developing a Brand Legacy in the Design World,” a panel taking place… Read More

The latest news from Christine’s desk is from Ruth Bachofner Gallery: Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The show opens on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will feature Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape…. Read More

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows recently unveiled Bungalow One, three former bungalows that have been joined seamlessly into one sprawling poolside retreat. Designed by our friend Michael Berman, it is the most stunning example of “Barefoot Luxury.” “I wanted this to be more like staying in a personal guest home of a really great beach house,” Berman told Robb Report, which collaborated with the hotel on the project and showcases it in… Read More

The latest news from Christine’s desk is from Lora Schlesinger Gallery: After traveling all around the world to India, Europe, and living in the US and Mexico, Roberto Gil de Montes returned to Los Angeles for his first solo show in nearly ten years. The solo exhibition and artist talk took place on April 5th at Lora Schlesinger Gallery and will run until May 10, 2014. In anticipation of the event, the… Read More